Erik Wemple: White House


Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Big-time news orgs send bunch of guys to hammer White House on gender pay equity

Here we go again!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:55 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, AP, CBS News, Ed Henry, Fox News, gender pay equity, jay carney, Major Garrett, NBC News, peter alexander, Reuters, White House

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Politico Magazine surveys White House correspondents

One question: ‘Given what you know now, who do you think will be the next president?’

By Erik Wemple  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politico, White House Correspondents' Association

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Claim: White House press briefings are ‘just a show’

Collusion alleged between press corps, White House.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jay carney, press briefings, Weekly Standard, White House

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Obama’s ‘transparency’ claim takes a hit in press-freedom rankings

A drop in press freedoms, according to a watchdog group.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jill Abramson, New York Times, President Obama, Reporters without Borders, Transparency, White House

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/11/2013

AP staffer bemoans ‘Obama’s Orwellian Image Control’

Says ‘information-savvy citizens’ should look at where their content is coming from.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Associated Press, President Obama, Ron Fournier, Santiago Lyon, White House

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/02/2013

MSNBC panelist: Obama administration ‘most hostile’ to media

Justice Department ‘moves’ plus photographer-access issues spell un-transparency, says commentator.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  photographers, White House

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Fox News’s Sean Hannity deflects criticism about his Obamacare victims

When asked about the fact-check regarding alleged Obamacare victims on his program, Sean Hannity points to the White House.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austan Goolsbee, Fox News, Obamacare, Sean Hannity, White House

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Off-the-record White House meeting: What does it mean?

Can you acknowledge the mere existence of an off-the-record session with the president?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, White House

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Doesn’t John Boehner know about anonymous sources?!

Twice in recent weeks, the White House has found itself scorning anonymous quotes from dear colleagues.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Boehner, Wall Street Journal, White House

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Fox News mangles White House firecracker incident

From a scary gun incident to a less scary firecracker incident.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, gun, White House

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 08/29/2013

White House’s Earnest: It’s an on-the-record briefing!

White House official schools reporters in the relative merits of anonymous and on-the-record sourcing. Anything wrong with that?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anonymous sources, briefing, CBS News, Josh Earnest, Major Garrett, White House

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/22/2013

The Benghazi approach to government transparency

Really want to smoke out government secrets? The Benghazi story suggests an approach.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, Benghazi, CIA, Fox News, White House

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/23/2013

AP: 'That's a bogus tweet'

The AP tweets a breaking story that isn't a breaking story at all. "Bogus," says spokesman.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Obama, White House

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Woodward on White House media policy: 'Not sound and mature'

The Post's associate editor takes issue with how the Obama administration has handled dissonance.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, White House

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Obama: Eject media so we can take questions

What happened to the most transparent administration ever?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Transparency, White House press corps

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/20/2013

White House press corps, please keep the complaints coming

What's wrong with journalists complaining about access to the president?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Tiger Woods, White House

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Progressive journos hang with Obama: Anything wrong with that?

A bunch of left-leaning journalists met with President Obama this week, prompting some attention from media types. Is this a scandal? No. Does it kinda stink? Yeah.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:33 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arianna Huffington, New York Times, White House

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Hannity praises Woodward book, bashes media, doesn’t notice contradiction

Hannity says he loved Woodward’s book.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, bob woodward, price of politics, president obama, national debt, white house, lying, benghazi

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Obama-rooting reporters?

May reporters discuss questions before a press conference?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, michelle malkin, mitt romney, president obama, julie mason, npr, cbs, mitt romney, libya jan crawford, ari shapiro

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Neil Munro accounts for his interruption

Daily Caller reporter says he chose wrong moment to ask question.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil munro, the daily caller, white house, president obama, sean hannity, fox news

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Media news derivatives: June 12

A roundup of media stories for June 12.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:22 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, politico, private sector is doing fine, watergate, washington post, daily beast, max holland, glenn beck, jack shafer, alex pareene, jon stewart, daily show

Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Fox’s Megyn Kelly disses Euroquestions

Fox’s Megyn Kelly says media is wasting opportunities with questions about Europe

By Erik Wemple  |  09:54 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  caren bohan, reuters, president obama, white house press conference, megyn kelly, fox news, european economic crisis

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Maddow resumes PolitiFact-checking

MSNBC host again takes a hatchet after the Truth-O-Meter.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politifact, rachel maddow, truth-o-meter, national right to life committee, secret service, in utero, infant, white house

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/08/2012

No celebs at White House dinner?

Tom Brokaw on White House Correspondents’ fete: Corrupt!

By Erik Wemple  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house correspondents' association, caren bohan, reuters, scholarships, celebrities

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Media news derivatives: April 30

What’s new in media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house correspondents' association dinner, tucker carlson, alex pareene, rachel maddow, brian williams, nbc

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 04/27/2012

WHCA prez defends festivities from hit pieces

White House Correspondents’ Association chief defends the festivities.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:13 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  caren bohan, whca, white house correspondents' association, dinner, reuters, new yorker, hamilton nolan, michael dolan

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Media news derivatives: April 26

What’s happening in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack shafer, rupert murdoch, ajr, michele bachmann, bill o'reilly, newsbusters, nbc, george zimmerman, white house correspodnents' association, david rehr, fox mole

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Media news derivatives: April 16

Your media roundup.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, obama, jetting, andrew breitbart, david carr, tom scocca, fox & friends, chris wallace, david axelrod, ben smith

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Media news derivatives

More and more on the Trayvon Martin case.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:12 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack shafer, poynter.org, george zimmerman, trayvon martin, sean hannity, politico, village voice media, backpage.com, white house, new york times, "white hispanic"

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Politico rankles White House with ‘breaking’ alert

An e-mail gives the impression of an administration doing damage control.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:39 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, donald verrilli, politico, dan pfeiffer

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 23

For Feb. 23.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, jake tapper, white house, anthony shadid, new york times, newt gingrich, bill keller, le figaro